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This page is dedicated to sites and articles that realize we are all one people on one small planet and we all need to work together to enrich and protect this special little part of the universe.

Environmental Organizations and Actions

Carbon Fund

Reduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t™

Carbonfund.org supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the threat of climate change. Carbonfund.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


A site dedicated to showing our love of the planet. A single, audacious goal - to create a ribbon on the internet large enough to strectch around the planet, six inches at a time. You add your own six inches to the ribbon by creating a panel expressing your love for the planet and a pledge. A pledge to change at least one small thing in your life to help reverse the downward spiral in the health of our earth.

Human Connections and Action Groups

Smile Cards - Pass Them On!

This is a great site, everyone should download the Smile Cards and start passing them on when they are doing sidewalk astronomy events and don't stop there!

Be The Change - Charity Focus

CharityFocus is an experiment in the joy of giving. Our services enable inspired people to contribute in meaningful ways to the world around them. Together, we hope to "be the change we wish to see in the world."

Earth Charter Initiative

THE EARTH CHARTER... is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society for the 21st century. Created by the largest global consultation process ever associated with an international declaration, endorsed by thousands of organizations representing millions of individuals, the Earth Charter seeks to inspire in all peoples a sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family and the larger living world. The Earth Charter is an expression of hope and a call to help create a global partnership at a critical juncture in history.